Fourteen year-old Greg Ridley gets into an argument with his father over his bad grades and his father forbids him to play basketball. Greg wanders into an abandoned building in Harlem, New York, and meets a homeless man, Lemon Brown. After chasing away some thugs who try to steal Lemon Brown’s treasure, Greg begins to understand the legacies fathers can pass on to their sons and the true meaning of treasures. (Holt Elements of Literature, 2008)
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